Theorbo: The six-foot, fourteen-string lute

Lutenist Brandon Acker demonstrates the amazing fourteen-string lute called the Theorbo. You’ll want to play this on headphones or good speakers — laptop speakers won’t convey range of harmonies this instrument produces.

And here is Brandon Acker playing a Prelude and Menuet en Rondeau by Robert de Visée (1650-1725).

Learn and hear more at the YouTube channel Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.


Fr Silouan Thompson

Add comment